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Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

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Podcasts have been picking up steam over the past few years and are largely considered the new form of radio on the internet. Similar to radio, they follow an audio format wherein the host talks about different topics. Podcasts are much economical to create, and it is one of the best-emerging platforms to put your thoughts across to the audience.

However, with the increasing popularity enjoyed by the format and scores of new podcasters trying their luck, finding the right sports podcast can be a daunting task. To make things simpler for our sports junkies, we have compiled a list of the 11 best sports podcasts, in no particular order.

The Bill Simmons Podcast

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

Bridging the gap between sports and pop culture, the first name that comes to mind is Bill Simmons, founder of The Ringer. Simmons always has an impressive pop celebrity or an athlete on the show to discuss the world of sports, music and movies-making it a great mix.

Listen to The Bill Simmons Podcast here

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Against The Rules with Michael Lewis

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

Michael Lewis, a journalist and bestselling author, takes a look at fairness in all walks of life, be it practices, college admissions, professional sports, or psychological well-being. Lewis interviews various referees and coaches to tell the stories about people who are trying to play it fair and the criticism they get for doing so. Lewis’ sense of critique about wealth and power, coupled with humour gives the listeners a different perspective.

Check out Against the Rules with Michael Lewis here

First Take

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

Stephen A. Smith with Max Kellerman and Molly Qerim discusses the day’s top stories in all sports, majorly in football and basketball. So if you like high-intensity drama in sports discussion, this is the place for you.

Follow First Take by ESPN here

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Edge of Sports

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

Hosted by The Nation’s sports editor, Dave Zirin, Edge of Sports discusses how mainstream sports have to deal with socio-political issues. Zirin’s vast knowledge in sports accompanied by eminent personalities’ take makes the podcast quite insightful.

Check out Edge of Sports here

View from the Cheap Seats with the Sklar Brothers

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

This is the podcast for you if you’re looking for a perfect mix of sports, comedy and indie music. Like the name suggests, Sklar Brothers podcast has one of the best takes on sporting issues, and they present it hilariously. The podcast also features an array of esteemed guests that makes it more fun to listen.

Listen to View From The Cheap Seats here

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ESPN Daily

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

ESPN Daily is regarded as one of the best sports podcasts today as it gives an in-depth analysis of the biggest sports stories from around the globe. The podcast comes from Monday to Friday in the morning with insights from the network’s vast line-up of reporters and analysts. They give insides on the interesting sports stories that an avid fan might not get to hear otherwise in sports news.

Follow ESPN Daily here

Only A Game

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

NPR’s Only A Game talks about the history of sports, personal lives of athletes in the form of anecdotes. With great casts from NPR, the podcast tells some interesting stories that are engaging, funny and entertaining to the listeners. Only A Game covers mostly feel-good anecdotes from an athlete’s life that inspires the audience and shy away from controversial ones.

Listen to NPR’s Only A Game here

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Sports Wars

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

On Sports Wars, Dan Rubenstein takes you through the most significant sports rivalries of all time. Imagine being present at the most dramatic sports moments in history. Dan will take you back in time with Sports Wars accompanied by witty dialogues and amazing details. What happens behind the rivalries that become the hot topic for fans and athletes to argue time and again.

Check out Sports Wars here

Men in Blazers

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

If you are an ardent soccer fan, this is the podcast for you, Hosts Michael Davies and Roger Bennett have a passion for making soccer America’s future sport, and it is very well reflected in their podcast. They have gained massive popularity because of the wit they use to entertain listeners. Men in Blazers always find some space to crack inside jokes during the show while passionately discussing premier leagues to grow its fandom in the States. Staying true to their name, they host the podcast while wearing blazers.

Follow Men in Blazers here

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The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

If you fancy cricket like the Indians do, then The Leading Edge podcast is for you. Rob & Rich talk about all things cricket from every part of our cricket-crazy world. You will get to know about previews, reviews, gossip, signings, predictions, insight, interviews and opinions all at one place.

Check out The Leading Edge Cricket Podcast here

TFG Sports Podcast

Top 11 sports podcasts that will keep you hooked

Are you looking for a podcast on Indian sports? TFG that stands for The Fan Garage sports podcast is as per your liking. The hosts talk about cricket, football, kabaddi, hockey, athletics and more with an array of eminent guests and contributors.

Follow TFG Sports Podcast here

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